The Office of the Deputy Governor has announced the appointment of Mrs. Valeda Arthur-Gardiner to the post of Vice Principal of the Raymond Gardiner High School within the Ministry of Education, Labour, Employment and Customer Services.
Mrs. Arthur-Gardiner who hails from Conch Bar on the island of Middle Caicos began her public service career in January 2000 as a Business Teacher at the Raymond Gardiner High School where she also served as the Head of the Business Department.
She holds a Business Diploma in Teaching from the University of Technology in Jamaica; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; as well as a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from the same university.
Commenting on her appointment Mrs. Valeda Arthur-Gardiner said:
“I am deeply honoured and humbled by the confidence placed in my ability to become the Vice Principal of the Raymond Gardiner High School.
I know that with the help of the Almighty God I will do well, which coincides with “He who must lift you must be on higher ground”- a mantra that I have adopted and maintained as a guiding principle over the years.
I aspire to establish a school culture and educational program conducive to students’ learning and socialization needs.
I will seek to promote staff professional growth and development, as well as teamwork and cooperation.
I look forward to working with parents to ensure students remain disciplined and focused and receive appropriate attention to meet their varying needs.
I will endeavour to abide by the obligations under the Education ordinance and remain committed to my school to lead with integrity and Godly principles. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to continue developing well-rounded students that will contribute to nation-building.
Thanks to the Deputy Governor, who is the head of the Civil Servant Body, the Ministry of Education and the Education Department for entrusting me with such a great responsibility.
I am looking forward to serving with pride and dignity!”
Deputy Governor Anya Williams in extending congratulations to Mrs. Arthur-Gardiner said:
“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Mrs. Valeda Arthur-Gardiner on her appointment as the new Vice Principal of the Raymond Gardiner High School where she not only is a former alumni, but has also dedicated over 20 years of service.
We are certain that she will do well in this new leadership capacity as she continues to impart knowledge into the lives of our youth.
I encourage her to remain steadfast in the pursuit of her goals and to remain passionate about the pursuit of excellence in the field of education.
Congratulations on your well deserved promotion Valeda!”